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Dec
04

Orange Peel Benefits


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Orange Peel BenefitsOrange Peel Benefits

There are many orange peel benefits that you can gain for your skin and entire body. Further, there are many ways to utilize these benefits to create all kinds of fantastic cosmetic products. First, you can create some delicious foods and herbal teas. These food recipes will allow you to provide your body with nutrients and a variety of beneficial properties. Also, you can use this cosmetic herb to create all kinds of homemade products. You can create nourishing cosmetic recipes as well as wickless candle wax recipes. Our Orange Peel Cut and Sifted and our Orange Peel Powder herbs available at Natures Garden are perfect for skin care recipes! Check out our beauty blog to find out many of the benefits that you can gain from this herb.

Orange Peel Benefits: Growing ConditionsOrange Peel Benefits: Growing Conditions

If you want to grow an orange tree, then you will want to learn a bit about how to care for them. First, you may want to consider getting a tree from a nursery rather than starting from scratch. If you start from a seed, it can take the tree up to 15 years to produce any fruit. Instead, gardeners will employ a grafting technique that will take from a grown tree, so you won’t have to wait as long for your fruit. Also, an orange tree needs full sun and prefers subtropical climates. In the US this tree thrives in zones 9-11, which you can find on the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Additionally, these plants enjoy soil that drains, but holds moisture. So, a deep and loamy soil with a pH around 6 or 7 would be best for your orange tree.

Once your tree has been planted, you will want to water thoroughly to prevent your tree from drying out. After a few weeks to about a month, you can begin to slowly decrease the amount of watering to once a week. Just make sure that you water very regularly in the spring to support your tree’s growth and avoid the possibility of the root ball drying out. Generally, it is thought that growing orange trees need about 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week. Additionally, you won’t need to prune your tree too much. Just rid yourself of any dead branches or any branches that are too close to the ground.

Orange Peel Benefits: Industrial Uses

There are many ways that you can use orange peels in your everyday life. First, orange peels are often used for cooking and adding flavor to your dishes. This is especially common for certain desserts. Also, you can use orange peels to create herbal teas that will help care for your body. Further, you can use orange peels in your cosmetic recipes to help nourish and care for your skin. So, there are many ways that you can enjoy this wonderful herb.

Orange Peel Benefits: Medicinal UsesOrange Peel Benefits: Medicinal Uses

Although many people will utilize orange zest in baking, the orange peel is often disregarded when eating the fruit raw. However, the orange’s peel may actually be the healthiest part of the fruit. In fact, the peel contains flavonoids, which can be used to help prevent certain chronic diseases. Also, this part of the orange is full of vitamins and other nutrients that your body will absolutely love. So, adding orange peels to your diet may be a fantastic way to increase your health. There are many ways that you can include this nutritious herb in your diet. Of course, you can add zest to your food recipes or create a delightful orange tea.

Orange Peel Benefits: Medicinal Benefits

This herb can be used to relieve digestive problems, like IBS, constipation, or bloating. Plus, the high fiber content of this cosmetic herb can be useful for aiding digestion. Not only will this help reduce constipation, but it can be useful for fighting acidity and heartburn. So, an orange peel tea can be useful for reducing issues with indigestion. Additionally, some people enjoy using this herb as a useful hangover cure, as this herb will help detox your body.

Additionally, there are many benefits that you can gain from the high vitamin C content. First, this vitamin is useful for boosting your immune system, which can be useful for avoiding a cold or the flu. Also, the antioxidants are beneficial for promoting respiratory health. So, this herb can be used to help your body deal with asthma, bronchitis, or even lung cancer. Further, some people have found that the flavonoids in orange peels can potentially be used to reduce your risk of cancer. This effect is due to the ability to inhibit the RLIP76 protein, which has been linked to both cancer and diabetes issues. So, the orange peel could be used to help reduce issues with diabetes.

Plus, the benefits of this herb can be used to benefit cardiovascular health. The orange peel can be used to reduce your chance of heart disease and inflammation. Further, you can use this herb to help lower levels of bad cholesterol.

Orange Peel Benefits: Bath and Body UsesOrange Peel Benefits: Bath and Body Uses

Not only can you use some orange zest to create delicious food, but you can use our cosmetic herb to create all kinds of beneficial cosmetic recipes. This cosmetic ingredient will ensure that your bath and body products completely nourish your skin. In fact, there are many benefits that you can enjoy with this wonderful cosmetic herb. Whether you want to create melt & pour soap recipes, homemade scent recipes, or any other homemade recipes, you will enjoy the benefits of this cosmetic herb.

Orange Peel Benefits: Bath and Body Benefits

This cosmetic herb is jam packed with nourishing vitamin C, which is perfect for nourishing the skin. First, this lovely vitamin is perfect for skin care as it will help to prevent your skin from becoming dry and damaged. Also, you can use vitamin C to help promote faster healing, which is useful for issues like sunburn or minor scrapes and burns.

Due to all the beneficial properties, this cosmetic herb would be perfect for creating face cosmetics. This cosmetic herb can be used to help cleanse pores and leave your face looking bright and clean. Plus, a citrus peel facial can help remove dead skin cells and excess oils. Further, this vitamin can be useful for helping to even your skin tone. This can be useful for reducing signs of aging, like dark circles under the eyes. Plus, this vitamin is useful for reducing other signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. Also, you could use the skin loving properties of this herb to benefit your orange lip balm or other orange scented bath and body recipes.

Additionally, you can use this cosmetic herb to help improve oral health. First, orange peels can be useful for freshening your breath and providing an uplifting citrus aroma. Plus, you can use this herb to help whiten your teeth. While you may worry about this herb if you have sensitive teeth, but this wholesale herb can be used to help prevent sensitive teeth. So, this herb is sure to be fantastic for your mouth health.

Orange Peel Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesOrange Peel Benefits: Natures Garden Recipes

We used our whole orange peel herb to create both the Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and the Rustic Wax Melts Recipe. Both herbs perfectly add to the gorgeous design. You can use this cosmetic herb to add a garnish to the top of a dessert shaped soap. Plus, this cosmetic herb will nourish your skin, too. Also, you can use this herb to add to the scent of a wax melt recipe. Not only can you use the whole herb in your recipes, but you can use the orange peel powder to create the Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe. The orange peel in this salt scrub will help nourish and brighten the skin. If you are interested in even more orange peel recipes, then you can check out the recipe tab on the Orange Peel Powder page on the Natures Garden site.

Orange Peel Benefits: Food and BeveragesOrange Peel Benefits: Food and Beverages

You can use freshly cut orange peels to create all kinds of delicious food recipes. Often, orange peel is used as a zest in all kinds of citrus food recipes. Whether you want to make a scrumptious dinner recipe or a sweet, orange dessert, orange zest is a perfect way to spice up the flavor. If you want to check out a yummy dinner idea that uses orange peels, then you can try out this Healthy Orange Peel Chicken from Lively Table. Also, you can create some yummy desert recipes with 20 Outstanding Orange Desserts from Better Homes & Gardens. You are sure to find something yummy that you will enjoy!

Orange Peel Benefits: Other UsesOrange Peel Benefits: Other Uses

Furthermore, you can use orange peels to help any of your weight loss efforts. The peel of your orange is full of fiber, which can help keep you feeling full and promote good digestion. Additionally, this herb is low in calories, which will help you will feel more full without all the extra calories. So, creating an orange peel tea can help you stay true to your diet. Further, the vitamin C in these peels have been found to be useful for promoting fat burn, which is fantastic for helping with your dieting efforts.

Another great use for orange peel is to create a bug repellent. These peels can be used to ward yourself from both moths and mosquitoes. So, you can use the peels around the house to repel any moths that try to sneak inside. Also, you can use mosquitoes to keep them away from you when you venture outdoors. So, this versatile herb can be used to solve all kinds of problems.

Orange Peel Benefits: Adding Some Nutrients to Your Garden

If you have any extra orange peels, then you may want to try out composting. Adding this to your compost can help nourish your garden and make the dirt more nutritious for your plants. Not only will these peels help your compost, but it may be able to help keep scavengers away. Further, it is thought that friendly bugs won’t be bothered by the peels. You can check out Garden Guides’ article on How to Compost Orange Peel to learn how to use this peel to create a compost.

Orange Peel Benefits: Ask Us Your QuestionsOrange Peel Benefits: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed learning a bit more about all the benefits that you can have from the orange peels. If you have any other questions about how you can use our cosmetic herb, then feel free to reach out to us! You can ask your questions in the store, on the phone, and even online. If you want to reach out to us online, then you may want to try our social media. We have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Also, our social media pages are great places to share your crafting ideas or other homemade creations with us and one another! Have fun crafting your various recipes and we hope to hear from you soon!

Orange Peel Benefits: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: We at Natures Garden sell both our Orange Peel Powder and Orange Peel Cut and Sifted herbs for external use only. We do not sell these herbs as food items. The information that we provide on our herbs is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The information we provide has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products that you make with our herbs. Further, all testing of these herbal recipes is the responsibility of the customer.

Aug
02

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel


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10 Ways to Use Orange Peel10 Ways to Use Orange Peel

There are many different bath and body recipes that can gain benefits from using the orange peel powder herb. In fact, we at Natures Garden have 10 Ways to Use Orange Peel that will care for your skin. These wholesale cosmetic recipes are perfect for nourishing the body. Also, this scent will be useful for providing a refreshing orange scent. Further, this cosmetic herb has wonderful properties that will moisturize your skin and promote better healing of your skin. Not only can you use these properties to moisturize your skin, but you can use this herb to reduce signs of aging. So, these bath and body recipes can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, you can use this cosmetic herb to help brighten and cleanse your skin. There are all kinds of reasons for you to include wonderful herbs wholesale in your bath and body recipes. So, check out this blog for various room scent, cosmetic, and soap making ideas.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

First, we have a wonderful melt and pour soap recipe that includes this cosmetic herb. Our Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a layered soap recipe that was made to create a scrumptious dessert soap recipe. The topping fluff and orange peel powder sprinkled on top. While the topping of pistachio pudding is often nuts, the orange peels look similar and are perfect for the skin. So, can have the same appearance with even more skin care benefits! Additionally, this homemade soap recipe uses a delicious scented oil. Of course, the yummy dessert scent that we used would be Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has a scrumptious aroma of pistachio and almonds. These scents are sweetened with honey, heliotrope, and rich, creamy vanilla custard. So, the wonderful ingredients of this herb soap are perfect for creating a recipe. This will leave you with a soap recipe that smells absolutely perfect and will nourish your skin.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Rustic Wax Melts Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Rustic Wax Melts Recipe

Also, you can use this cosmetic herb to help create some scrumptious room scent recipes. So, we created the wonderful Rustic Wax Melts Recipe with this whole orange peel herb. The orange peel herb has an aroma that is perfect for this fragrance. This wax recipe is scented with the aroma of our Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil. This is a scrumptious blend of mulled apple cider with fresh pineapple and orange scents. Then, the spice scents or cinnamon and clove enhance the aroma. Further, this scented oil uses the aroma of even more herbs, which includes cloves, juniper berries, and cinnamon sticks to enhance the scent. Not only does this recipe smell fantastic, but the herbs look pretty, too. These wonderful herbs are perfect for creating a cute, herbal wax melt and these herbs look very cute. In fact, we think that these wax melts are reminiscent of a melted snowman!

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can use this cosmetic herb powder to create a skin loving body scrub. We included the orange peel powder with our body scrub supplies to formulate the refreshing Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe. This homemade scrub recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils and lovely citrus peel herbs to create a wonderful salt scrub recipe. Not only does this scrub recipe include skin loving oils and butters, but this refreshing scrub smells great, too. The Grapefruit Ruby Red Fragrance Oil has a true aroma of refreshing ruby red grapefruit that is bright and true to life. This scrub recipe is perfect for exfoliating dead skin, rejuvenating your skin, and providing a fresh, clean citrus scent.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe

Further, you can use orange peel powder to create a wonderful bath and body recipe. This cosmetic herb is useful for rejuvenating and nourishing your skin. So, this cosmetic herb combined with other cosmetic ingredients to create a Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe. The benefits of the orange peel powder combine with nourishing aloe vera leaf powder to create a fantastic recipe. Plus, this foot scrub recipe uses poppy seeds to help exfoliate the skin and soften your feet. Further, this cosmetic recipe to includes nourishing oils and butters that will care for your skin. Plus, Tangerine Dreams Fragrance Oil has a refreshing citrus aroma of fresh tangerines with notes of vanilla and fresh scents of greenery. So, this recipe is perfect for creating a bright body scrub that will care for your skin and leave your skin soft and silky.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe

Next, you can include this wonderful cosmetic herb in your bath bomb recipes. The Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe uses orange peel powder to add to the aroma and the skin loving properties of this herb. Not only does this dessert bath bomb have orange peel powder, but it includes the sweet, sugary scent of vanilla powder, too! Plus, this recipe includes sweet almond oil, which will further moisturize your skin as you soak. So, this bath bomb will smell scrumptious and nourish your skin. Not only is this cosmetic recipe scented with herbs, but this recipe uses the Dreamsickle Fragrance Oil. The sweet vanilla and fresh citrus herb blend combines perfectly with the scent of the refreshing orange popsicle aroma with creamy vanilla filling. You will love this gorgeous aroma in your tub as the oils and herbs care for your entire body.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe

Additionally, you can use this cosmetic herb in even more bath and body recipes. You will absolutely love the properties of our Seaside Spa Scrub RecipeThe orange peel powder’s properties work alongside the benefits of the lemon peel powder, kelp powder, and spirulina powder. These wonderful herbs blend together to help create a spa quality bath and body creation. Further, this recipe includes dead sea salt to exfoliate the body and sweet almond oil to help moisturize the skin. Not only does this recipes care for the skin, but it includes the lovely aroma of the Seaside Fragrance Oil, too. This fragrant oil has a refreshing beach scent of rose and geranium floral scents and a wide blend of summer fruit scents. Finally, the scent has a touch of suntan lotion. So, this seaside recipe is sure to envelop your senses in the refreshing, true scent and skin loving properties.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, you can include this cosmetic herb in all kinds of homemade scrub recipes to nourish your skin. You will absolutely love the wonderful Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe for your skin, as it will leave you feeling smooth and soft. This emulsified sugar scrub uses three layers of cosmetic ingredients that include various nourishing oils and herbs that care for the skin. Further, this wonderful sugar scrub will use the lovely scent of our Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil. This lovely fragrance oil has notes of fresh Italian biscotti that blends with sweet, scrumptious scents of pumpkin, walnuts, and vanilla. This aroma blends perfectly with the scents of the cosmetic herbs that are included as a moisturizer, natural colorants, and herbal scent.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we used this cosmetic herb in combination with various cold process soap making supplies to create a lovely soap recipe. The Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe is a wonderful cp soap recipe that perfectly includes this fruity cosmetic herb as well as other various skin loving recipes. Of course, the lovely aroma of the orange peel herb blends perfectly with the scent of our Fresh Fruit Slices Fragrance Oil. So, this cosmetic herb enhances the fruit salad aroma of orange, strawberry, apple and grapes scents. These fruity aromas are sprinkled with the sweet scent of shaved coconut. Furthermore, the orange peel herb and wonderful cosmetic oils that are fantastic for nourishing and caring for the skin. So, this is a perfect soap making recipe for both cleansing and moisturizing your body.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Mechanics Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Mechanics Soap Recipe

Plus, you can use this herbal cosmetic ingredient with your other melt and pour soap making supplies. You can use these cosmetic herbs to create the lovely Mechanics Soap RecipeThe orange peel powder herb is combined with other herbs, like the pumice ground, dead sea clay powder, and red Moroccan clay powder. Not only will adding these herbs help to exfoliate and nourish your skin, but it is extremely important for the design. If you have ever tried to swirl melt and pour soap, then you will know how frustrating it can be. However, adding cosmetic herbs to your recipe can help this problem and make it possible to swirl melt and pour soap. Further, this soap recipe includes the refreshing scent of our Fresh Squeezed Orange Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has notes of fresh squeezed oranges. Both the bright citrus scent and the cosmetic herb benefits make this a fantastic melt and pour soap recipe that is definitely worth trying out!

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Finally, you can include some of the orange peel powder to create even more wonderful melt and pour recipes for soaping. We used this herb in our Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe to create a fantastic soap recipe that is cute and will care for your skin. The orange peel powder was added to the fish soap and the sand on the bottom of the bar. Plus, activated charcoal was included in the black portion of the soap. So, this herb soap recipe will be great for cleansing and nourishing the body. Further, this wonderful mp soap recipe includes the lovely scent of our Ocean Waves Fragrance Oil. This refreshing and clean scent has light notes of citrus. These notes are blended with lovely floral scents of both jasmine and lavender. Then, the fragrance has a background of musky and woodsy notes. So, you will be sure to adore both the scent and skin loving properties of this homemade soap recipe.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Even More Fun Orange Peel Ideas

If you are looking for even more fun and unique ways to use orange peels, then you may want to check out this creative craft recipe. This recipe uses an orange half with the center scooped out, but has the center left in. This makes enough room to add oil and the center acts almost like a wick. This is a fun cute recipe that is super simple. Plus, you could even add some fruity fragrance oil. These scented oils can add to the natural orange scent to create even more fun! Anyone that is interested in trying our this cheep candle craft can check out DIY Orange Peel Candle by Robyn’s View. While this candle idea will be different from a wax candle recipe, it is definitely a cute idea to try out!

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Ask Us Your Questions10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you enjoyed these free bath and body recipes. You can ask us any questions about these recipes or anything else. Feel free to reach out to us for even more information and ideas. You can find us in the store, on the phone, and online. One easy way to reach out to us online is to contact us on social media. We have a Facebook page that you can reach us on. Also, you can use our @ngscents handle to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Not only can you ask us any of your questions on social media, but you can share your favorite recipes or your very own creations, too. We would absolutely love to see your own homemade creations! So, we hope that we hear from you soon.

Jun
09

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics


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Herbs for Soap and CosmeticsHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics

We at Natures Garden love the benefits of our many Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics. Each cosmetic herb has its own unique set of benefits that enhance the products they are used to create. So, adding cosmetic herbs to recipes can lead to a whole bunch of beneficial properties. Some herbs work well to naturally color your products. Some herbs are wonderful for relaxing and stress relief. Other herb additives will provide benefits to the skin, such as reducing acne or soothing irritation. Plus, there are herbs that contain a variety of healthy minerals and vitamins that are very beneficial. So, you can see why natural additives can be so great for your products and why we use them in our recipes whenever we can!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal Powder

Activated Charcoal makes a wonderful addition to cosmetics and soaps, as it has a few different benefits. First, this herb is a perfect natural colorant. The color that it provides is a dark black shade that is bold and true. Since the color is natural you can use this instead of adding soap dye or another colorant. Also, this activated charcoal powder is a natural detoxifier! Not only will activated charcoal attract and adsorb grime as you use your product, but the activated charcoal will provide a deep pore clean. Plus, it is a natural odor absorber as it will cling to and remove odor as well. We have created recipes, such as the Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe and  the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, with activated charcoal that you can try out.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder 

Next, we have an herb that is very well known for its healing properties. Of course, we are referring to the Aloe Vera Leaf Powder! This healing cosmetic herb is perfect for helping your skin better deal with irritation, sunburn, or inflammation. This herb is soothing and contains antioxidants, vitamin C, and other minerals which allow the skin to heal faster than it normally would. We have tried this herb out by creating the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe and it worked wonderfully! This creation was perfect for soothing a sunburn disaster! Plus, we added this herb to the Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe to help heal cracked and dry skin on feet, which was a great success. So, this herb is truly a nourishing and helpful herb.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root Powder

This next  natural cosmetic additive is a perfect natural colorant! The Beet Root Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for achieving shades of pinks and light reds. This natural colorant can be used in anything from bath products like our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe and our Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe to lip products. like our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe. This herb is really the best natural colorant for pink! Plus, it is full of nutrients, such as beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C, glycine, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, tryptophan, tyrosine, and zinc.  Herbalists recognize beet root powder for its ability to help the liver metabolize fats, its ability to help reduce LDL in the blood, and to reduce blood pressure. So, this is pretty and good for you to use in bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel Powder

The Orange Peel Powder is a great herb for your skin care products. This  powdered herb has a lovely citrus scent and is full of great vitamins for your skin! In recipes, this herb is said to have anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. So, this herb would make a great addition to soap recipes! For example, you could create recipes like the Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root Powder

The Burdock Root Powder is an herb that is known for treating chronic skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, styes, herpes, carbuncles, cankers, and syphilitic sores. SO, this herb would be very beneficial in creating soothing recipes to treat skin issues. For example, you could create a product like the Soothing Facial Mask Recipe to potentially reduce acne or other skin problems.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit Powder

Pomegranate fruit powder is an amazing herb for the skin! This powder has a high level of antioxidants and vitamins, which leads to promoting healthy cell growth by nourishing the skin. Plus, this fruit powder herb has been known to exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. So, this herb is perfect for skin care recipes!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea Powder

While this herb is more commonly used in tea form, the Green Tea Powder herb is perfect for bath and body products. This herb has both antioxidant properties and gentle exfoliation abilities that make it nice for softening skin. Plus, this powder will provide a natural green color in cp soap batches.

 

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole

The whole Calendula Flowers herb is a lovely flower that some wonderful properties for the skin. We have previously used this cosmetic herb in our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe and our Calendula Bath Melts Recipe due to these wonderful properties. The Calendula Flowers are believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin and hair, which means that this herb is perfect for bath teas, soaps, lip balms, ointments, lotions, face toners, after shave formulas, scrubs, massage oils and some bath bombs. Further, this herb for bath and body products is great for helping acne issues, burns, rashes, bruised or inflamed skin. Also, this herb has been know to help to reduce varicose veins after a few weeks use.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers Powder

You ready for a cosmetic herb that is both pretty and powerful? Check out our Hibiscus Flowers Powder because it is just that! First of all, this powder is a gorgeous colorant! This floral powder provides a pretty pink color that is vibrant and beautiful. Second, this herb has some pretty amazing natural properties. Hibiscus flowers are high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. We have seen with our Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe that this natural cosmetic additive is perfect for wrinkle reducing! This herb has been referred to as a natural Botox and we can definitely see why! This stuff is amazing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot Powder

Carrot powder is a perfect herb for skin care recipes! This powder has been know to repair and tone the skin, reduce wrinkles and scars, and increase elasticity. These benefits come from the the abundance of vitamins and minerals that this powdered herb possesses. Plus, this herb can be used to provide a natural orange color in products. So, this would be perfect for creating scrubs or lotion products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower Powder

Also, we have a wonderful herb that is fragrant with many beneficial properties. The Lavender Flower Powder is has a lovely and strong scent that is loved by many. These flowers have been used for everything from perfumes, bathing, wound healing, to use as a natural insect repellent. Plus, this herb has some great uses in bath and body products. For example, this herb is perfect for skin care products as it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, toning, and healing properties. The lavender flower powder works to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, and oily skin. We have used this fabulous powder in our own Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe to create a bath bomb that cares for the skin and smells lovely. So, this truly is a perfect herb for bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers WholeHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers Whole

Further, you can try out a similar herb to our lavender flowers powder, which is the Lavender Flowers Whole. This herb has all the same wonderful properties with the same beautiful aroma, but this herb maintains the pretty flowers! So, this herb would work wonderfully in a recipe with the lavender powder. So, you can have the benefits of this plant all the way through your product as well as have some pretty flowers sprinkled in. We have used these flowers in a few different recipes, such as  the Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe and the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe, to add another gorgeous element to the recipe. While these products would’ve been fairly pretty on their own, adding flowers on top made the product truly desirable.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green Powder

Next, we have an herb that is great for cosmetic creations. The Oat Straw Green Powder has some lovely skin care properties that will leave your body feeling soft and rejuvenated. This cosmetic herb has long been used in skin, hair, and nail care recipes for its rejuvenating and softening qualities. So, adding this herb to your own products can only benefit your recipe. We have used this herb in our own recipes, such as the Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe and the Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe. This made our bath and body recipes much more softening and caring for the skin.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk Powder

You can use cornsilk powder to naturally enhance your bath and body products. This herb is known to reduce inflammation and soften the skin. So, this would be great for skin care. Plus, this herb is perfect for hair care, too! Cor nsilk powder will leave hair smooth and soft!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit Powder

Another wonderful herb for products is the Camu Camu Fruit Powder. This cosmetic ingredient has  vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, B3, beta-carotene, amino acids, phytochemicals, bioflavanoids, phosphorus, potassium, iron, antioxidants, and calcium, which are wonderful for the body. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient is wonderful for the skin. Due to the high levels of antioxidants in camu camu, it is used in cosmetic products to reduce free radical attacks; protecting the skin from premature aging. Plus, camu camu has been said to help whiten dark patches on the skin when used in skincare products. We have used this powdered herb in Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe and in the Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe. These recipes are great for the skin and are very nourishing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder 

Another great addition to a bath and body product would be the Comfrey Root Powder. This herb has quite a few beneficial properties for the skin. Comfrey root has been known to help expedite the healing process of wounds, stop bleeding, relieve pain, and help prevent infection. Plus, this herbal powder can be added to lotions and creams to help reduce the pain associated with arthritis, sunburn, or other skin irritations. Further, creams containing comfrey root are also recommended for diabetic sores to promote healing. So, this is a great herb for healing cuts, burns, or irritations.We utilized this healing herb to create a Soothing Facial Mask Recipe. While this mask would be perfect for those with sunburns or skin irritations, it is also great as a face mask on a typical day to leave your skin feeling refreshed and happy.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa Powder

Not only is this cocoa powder rich in many vitamins and minerals, but this cosmetic herb smells fantastic! Our Organic Cocoa Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for any kind of bath and body product. First of all, cacao beans are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid. Plus, they are rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium.  Furthermore, this herb contains caffeine, which is actually beneficial to the skin.

So, cocoa powder is already winning on its beneficial vitamins and minerals for your skin, but you must remember that this is basically powdered chocolate! How does chocolate lip balm sound to you? Chocolate facial masks? Yummy!  I mean, we used this powder in Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe,  in our Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe, and in our Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe. All of these turned out perfectly and were great for skin!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla Powder

The Vanilla Powder is a unique ingredient for cosmetics with a scent that is absolutely mouth watering. This white colored herb won’t alter the color of your product, but it will add a strong dose of sweet vanilla goodness. The scent is so strong and smells exactly how you would expect vanilla to smell. Thus this scent is strong, true, natural, and perfect for bath and body products. We have used this fantastic bath and body additive in the  Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe, the Natural Vanilla Body Powder Recipe, and a few other recipes. All of them had that amazing vanilla scent mixed in with their fragrance oils that added to the existing scent to create something even better!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Interested in More Herbs

We hope that you enjoyed this list of some of our favorite herbs to use in our own creations. These are some of the herbs that we carry and have found to be exceptional in some way. However, there are many, many more herbs that you can use to create products that are absolutely amazing and all natural. There are some that we have not yet used in our own recipes, that could still help you create lovely and beneficial products. While we have yet to use some of these herbs ourselves, we have researched each and everyone to understand exactly how the herbs will enhance your products. So, you will be able to create a recipe that is perfectly fit to your needs. If you are interested in looking through all the herbs that we carry, then check out the Herbs and Spices Page on the Natures Garden website.

Sep
27

Natural Soap Colorants: Katie Makes Soap Part 2


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Natural Soap ColorantsHi, there! It’s me, Katie, again. I’ve already told you about my first attempt at soapmaking. and guess what? I made more soap! Or at least tried to. This time I decided to experiment with natural soap colorants in melt and pour soap. (Different soap processes can affect natural colorants differently, but you’re generally OK with melt and pour- read the pages on the colorants for more information.) I wanted to make a color gradient with natural soap colorants, and I had the following powders: Red Moroccan Clay Powder, Orange Peel Powder, Carrot Powder, Rose Clay Powder, and Lemon Peel Powder. I used red clay, orange peel, and carrot in my first soap, and I got rose clay and lemon peel for a pink lemonade soap idea that I had (didn’t work out, going to try again- that blog will be coming soon!).

So, when you want to disperse a powder evenly in soap for coloring purposes, you want to ‘wet’ it with vegetable glycerin. Soap loves glycerin. I got a two pound slab of Shea Butter Melt and Pour, and first cut it in half because I was using a 1lb loaf mold. Then- lucky me- that slab was divided evenly into 20 squares- five rows of four- and I had five powders- so I separated my melt and pour base into five cups of four squares each. Then I measured out 0.1 oz of each powder into separate lil glass bowls. (One tenth of an ounce is the smallest amount [in ounces] that my scale would register.) I added 0.1 oz of veggie glycerin to each of my fruit and veggie powders, but the lemon peel powder was not mixing well- so I added more! I used 0.2 oz veggie glycerin for my fruit and veggie powders. I had to beat out the lumps of the carrot powder but with the extra veggie glycerin, it ended up being a very thin liquid. The others were more like pastes. I added 0.1 oz of veggie glycerin to my clay powders and that was enough to turn them into a workable texture. Woohoo! Here are my powders lined up:Powders

Out of habit, I had originally thought the lemon peel mixture would be the lightest- yellow, right? But it was actually a light brown. Hmm. Well. My eyes didn’t lie. So I lined the powders up this way since it seemed to be the most aesthetically pleasing- looked like a gradient and that’s what I was going for.

This time, I used the microwave for my melting and wow, that was so much faster and easier than trying to use the stove. I still wasn’t 100% sure on my carrot, orange, and lemon powders being in the correct order for a proper gradient (lemon = yellow, right, brain?) so I put my four squares each of melt and pour (cut up, of course, for easier melting) into three glass containers with spouts and thoroughly stirred in my powder-glycerin mixtures.

Natural Soap Colorants

Lemon was clearly the darkest of the three. It was a close call between carrot and orange, but orange was definitely closer to the color of the lemon powder soap. Well, alright. I had to melt them again because melt and pour isn’t really designed for stopping and taking photos and then I began pouring them into the mold one layer at a time. I poured my carrot layer first and sprayed the top with rubbing alcohol to get rid of air bubbles. I let that sit for.. I’m not sure exactly- about half an hour? It was only 1/5 of a pound so it didn’t take too terribly long to set up. Then I sprayed the top of that layer with rubbing alcohol (it evaporates out- so no worries there) and poured the next layer, sprayed it with rubbing alcohol, and let it set up. I repeated these steps for all five layers.

Natural Soap ColorantsI let the soap sit for a while before I popped it out of the mold to admire it, and then waited even longer before I cut it. I ended up with five ~1″ thick bars. I just cut it on a cutting board with a big knife- nothing fancy, so it’s not exact. And behold these beauties: the dark spots in the middle layers are likely spots where my powder clumped up but the carrot powder also seemed to settle into little specks on the bottom. I like it. It’s super cute. The lemon layer is also the most malleable, the other layers are quite hard and the lemon layer has a small bit of give. This bar smells slightly citrus-y near the lemon and orange layers, but overall, no overwhelming scent – I was more focused on the appearance anyway. It lathers like a dream, though. <3

Natural Soap ColorantsWhat did I learn? Well, the concentration of your powder is very important in determining coloring. That failed soap I mentioned above? I used the same amount of rose clay powder (and veggie glycerin to color an entire pound of it and you can really tell the difference 5x colorant concentration makes. The red clay layer actually looks closer to the solid-colored soap. Interesting. I think if I made another gradient soap, I would pick one colorant and do the different layers in different concentrations. No guess work when it comes to the proper order that way. It’s also been brought to my attention that certain non-clay powders may have the tendency to oxidize and eventually turn brown. I think they worked well in this soap not to mention the added benefits, but I may stick with clay for colorants in the future.

Here’s my first soap side-by-side with my second soap. So cute! Different combinations and different concentrations make different colors. I can’t wait to experiment with this further!

SidebySide

Sep
12

My First Attempt at Soapmaking


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Enji Natures GardenHi, I’m Katie from Nature’s Garden. (That’s me and Enji!) We’ve got a great team here, and my role largely involves writing fragrance blogs and rendering videos. I’ve been working here for a little over two months, and I’ve watched Bailey make a LOT of soap (you can, too, if you click that link)! Until I started working here, I had very little knowledge of soapmaking (and I still have a LOT to learn), but you bet your bippy I like crafts of all kinds, and I’ve been itching to get my hands on some soap. This past weekend, a friend asked me to house-sit and I had a rare opportunity: an entire kitchen at my disposal. (I live with my folks, two teenage siblings, and a large puppy [keep reading for pic], so the kitchen can be a little crowded.) On Friday, I frantically purchased soapmaking supplies from our store, and soon after started my first foray into melt-and-pour.

Katie’s Impulsive Orange Soap

Truthfully, I don’t trust myself with anything too potentially hazardous. While I’ve read all about lye safety and its proper handling, I still don’t trust my clumsy self. Melt and pour seemed to be the way to go. We use mango butter in our cold process soap-testing recipe because of its moisturizing properties, so I decided to buy some Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap.

Natures Garden Reed Diffuser KitOn a separate note, I am absolutely obsessed with Blood Orange Essential Oil. Pictured to the right is the reed diffuser that sits in my office, filled with blood orange essential oil (and reed diffuser baseReed diffuser kits come plain- I just painted mine to match the workplace). It smells insanely amazing and its considered aromatherapy benefits are as a stimulant and an anti-depressant (an aphrodisiac, too, but that’s not important at work). IMPORTANT NOTE ON USING CITRUS ESSENTIAL OILS IN BATH AND BODY PRODUCTS: Citrus fruits contain compounds designed to help them absorb sunlight to ripen. Citrus essential oils are likely to increase the photosensitivity- or sensitivity to sunlight- of your skin. I’m already as white as ghost, so I need to be especially careful not to use this soap on body parts that will see a lot of sun. I already get sunburnt pretty easily, and overuse of citrus essential oil on sun-exposed skin can lead to a type of super-sunburn. No thank you.

My idea quickly became centered around making an energizing soap with mango butter melt and pour and blood orange essential oil- but what else? I looked up natural soap colorantsOrange Peel Powder, rich with vitamins and a citrus aroma, seemed like an obvious addition, and for extra orange color, I included skin-nourishing Carrot Powder and cleansing Red Moroccan Clay Powder. Let me remind you again that I pretty much have no idea what I’m doing. –Since I was a kid, I’ve loved making my own recipes. Even if they were terrible. I once put cinnamon squares cereal in a bowl with ripped up bread and orange soda pop. I have no idea why. I can’t imagine anyone ate it. (I’m not sure how those fragrances would smell together, either.)– But no one’s going to eat this soap, so I figured I couldn’t go too terribly wrong, right?

To recap, here’s my recipe (and a picture of me and my dog for fun):

Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap – 1lb
Blood Orange Essential Oil – ~32 drops
Orange Peel Powder – 2 tbsp
Carrot Powder – 1 tbsp
Red Moroccan Clay Powder – 1 tbsp

Other Supplies:

Knife
Cutting board
Scale
Stove
Small sauce pan
Glass 2-cup Measuring Container with spout
Water
Tbsp measuring spoon
Small bowl
Whisk
Stainless steel spoon
Disposable pipettes
Bite-sized daisies mold

Making it:

First, gotta cut up those lil melt and pour squares. I cut my soap along the lines laid out and then I cut those pieces into halves or even quarters for faster melting. You can use a microwave, but I wanted more time to add my herbs and oil so I used the double boiler method to melt my mango butter base (or something very similar- I just googled “double boiler method” and that’s not exactly what I did. Oops.) In the little bowl I mixed 1 tbsp of each of my powders with the whisk, being sure to break up carrot powder clumps. Once my soap base was good and melt-y, I stirred in my powders and began mixing with a whisk. Shortly thereafter I used a pipette to add my blood orange essential oil. I didn’t measure this one out exactly, but a friend suggested I use no more than a few drops of essential oil per ounce of base, so initially I went with about 1 drop/oz. It didn’t smell orange-y enough to me,Impulsive-Orange-Two so I added an extra tbsp of orange peel powder and upped my essential oil to 2 drops/oz base. Once I got my batter thoroughly mixed, I poured it into that *cute little flower mold,* very messily, I might add, and very carefully laid the filled molds on paper towels on a flat shelf in the fridge. I waited a while for them to set up, at least a half hour, and then popped them out and put them in a zip-seal bag. THEY SMELL GREAT. I cannot get over how much I love this soap. I have never smelled anything like it before- it’s orange-y and herbal-y and the soap turned out to be a tan-orange color- and I LOVE IT.

But melt and pour comes in two pound slabs.. so what did I do with the other pound?

Bacon-SoapBACON SOAP

This one was more simple and scientific. One pound = 16 oz.  and (16 x 0.05 = 0.8). I measured out 0.8 oz Bacon Fragrance Oil and.. I’m not sure sure how much Red Moroccan Clay Powder I used.. maybe 3 or 4 tbsp? But I used the same melt and pour method described above and ended up with a pound of bacon soap! Woohoo! Be sure to keep this soap away from your puppy- he might mistake them for treats- they are bite-sized and they smell like bacon. Though honestly, my goofy dog will try to eat anything.

I can’t wait to create another soap recipe with herbs and essential oils!